Australian brand Bath Box forced to apologise for ‘disgusting’ TikTok mocking Amber Heard
Another Australian company has faced backlash after they posted a video mocking actress Amber Heard’s abuse claims to promote their products.
Bath Box, which sells bath bombs and other bathroom products, has removed a video using audio of Heard describing the abuse she alleges she faced while married to Johnny Depp during his highly publicized defamation case.
In the clip, captioned “Have you ever been slapped with a bath bomb?” Two members of the Bath Box crew are shown enacting the scene Heard describes in his testimony.
Australian company Bath Box has come under fire and forced to apologize for posting a video mocking Heard’s domestic abuse claims against ex-husband Johnny Depp.
In the clip, captioned “Have you ever been slapped with a bath bomb?” two members of the Bath Box crew are shown enacting the scene Heard describes in her testimony
‘I’m leaving the room, he slapped me. I turned to look at him and said, ‘Johnny, you hit me, you just hit me,'” Heard says in the audio that was mixed with upbeat music.
The two women imitate the scene and hit each other in the face with bath bombs.
His ‘disgusting’ video was met with a flood of angry comments from users who criticized the company for ‘trying to profit from domestic violence’.
‘This is a repugnant use of the legal testimony of a victim of domestic violence. Who thought that was a good idea?’ one viewer wrote.
“It’s disgusting that you make fun of survivors by using the audio of a domestic abuse case to be ‘funny’ and promote your product.” You should be ashamed,” said another.
This is despicable. I hope you seriously reconsider this as a way to sell. What a disgusting thing to do,’ added a third.
A Bath Box spokesperson issued an apology to 7NEWS.com.au saying that the company is implementing stricter measures to ensure similar incidents do not happen again.
‘At Bath Box we do NOT condone domestic violence and we do NOT think domestic violence is a laughing matter,’ they said.
“Our deepest and most sincere apologies to anyone who was offended or feels offended by the social media post.”
The controversy comes after Sydney’s Dessert Boxes bakery received death threats for its “deaf” video mocking the scorned actress.
They posted a now viral video to TikTok stating that he will send a box to Heard containing a donut in the shape of a hand with the middle finger up and a bottle of vodka.
The Sydney bakery dessert box was also criticized and even received death threats after it went viral on TikTok for making fun of Heard in a move viewers called “sick” and “deaf”.
“We’ll cut off his finger with a bottle of vodka, we’ll throw that at him too,” said the anonymous voice in the video, which has racked up more than 639,300 views.
The video referenced Depp’s claim that his ex-wife cut the tip of her finger on a broken vodka bottle during the couple’s controversial trial.
While some found the video to be captioned “Will you like it?” funny, was met with a barrage of angry comments calling the joke ‘tone deaf’ and ‘sick’.
‘This is unpleasant. I hope they close their shop,” said one commenter savagely.
‘Mocking a rape victim, huh. You are like 60 years old, use the energy you have to write your will, honey,” wrote another.
“This joke is as bland as that dessert sounds,” said a third, while another commented, “Point of view: how to get out of business.”
Mansour Shukoor, who is on Dessert Box’s marketing team, said that since the video went viral, they have been bombarded with responses from angry ‘trolls’.
A lot of people were against it and were very, very upset about it. We have received death threats and many emails,’ she said.
The bakery posted a now-viral video on TikTok claiming it will send Amber Heard a box containing a donut in the shape of a hand with the middle finger up and a bottle of vodka.
“We’ll cut off his finger with a bottle of vodka, we’ll pour that on him too,” said the anonymous voice in the video, which has racked up more than 639,300 views.
Mansour and the Dessert box team are unconditionally ‘Team Johnny’ and said they will not remove the video despite the strong backlash.
“We don’t think people’s anger and negative reactions should dictate what we post,” he said.
“We publish what is in line with the morals and ethics of our company; we publish it because it is something we believe in.”
The drama hasn’t deterred Dessert Box from posting more videos in support of Johnny Depp, including one in which he jokes about setting up a GoFundMe “so Amber Heard’s lawyers can go to school” and another showing the ” shrine” they erected for Depp’s lawyer, Camille Vasquez.